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Graduate Certificate Programs

American University is pleased to offer a variety of certificate programs to enhance and enrich student's skills and marketability. The following certificates are eligible to receive federal Title IV funding:

Information about financial aid eligibility for these programs is listed below.

Premedical Program Cost and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Students are required to complete 24 credits within 12 months to receive their certificate. Typically students take 8-12 credits per semester. Student tuition rates vary dependent upon the course level.

  • Undergraduate tuition is $1,526 per credit
  • Graduate tuition is $1,642 per credit

In addition to standard tuition and fees, many students may also be assessed laboratory fees.

  • Generally these fees range from $75-$100 per lab.

Financial Aid Application Process

For the purposes of determining federal financial aid eligibility, the pre-med certificate program is considered a post-baccalaureate program. Please note that this program is NOT a Masters or Doctoral program. For aid consideration, you must:

  • Be admitted to the Pre-Med Program
  • Meet aid eligibility requirements
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • If prompted when reviewing dependency questions, please indicate "no" to this question: At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, will you be working on a master's or doctorate program (such as an M.A., M.B.A., M.D., J.D., Ph.D., Ed.D., graduate certificate, etc.)?
    • If required, be sure to include parental information on the FAFSA
    • The FAFSA school code for American University is 001434

Financial Aid Award Notification

Financial aid applications will be reviewed within 2-3 weeks of admission. Financial aid package information is emailed to admitted students via their respective AU emails once all information has been received.

Additional Aid Eligibility Requirements

Students enrolled in the Pre-Med Program are only eligible for federal aid for 12 consecutive months.

  • Independent students may be eligible for up to $25,000 within the 12 consecutive months. Independent students are ineligible for the PLUS loan.
  • Dependent students may be eligible for up to $11,000 within the 12 consecutive months. The dependent student's parent(s) may be eligible to apply for the Parent PLUS loan.

Additional Aid Eligibility Requirements

Additional funding options are available for eligible students.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Office of Financial Aid Office at facounselor@american.edu.

Teacher Certificate Program Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Students are required to complete 12-18 credits to receive their certificate. Typically students take 6-12 credits per semester. Student tuition rates are:

  • Graduate tuition is $1,642 per credit

Please note there are additional fees.

Financial Aid Application Process

For the purposes of determining federal financial aid eligibility, the teaching certificate programs eligible for aid are considered a graduate certificate program. For aid consideration, you must:

  • Be admitted to the teaching certificate program that is eligible for federal aid.
  • Meet aid eligibility requirements
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • If prompted when reviewing dependency questions, please indicate "yes" to this question: At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, will you be working on a master's or doctorate program (such as an M.A., M.B.A., M.D., J.D., Ph.D., Ed.D., graduate certificate, etc.)?
    • If required, be sure to include parental information on the FAFSA.
    • The FAFSA school code for American University is 001434

Financial Aid Award Notification

Financial aid applications will be reviewed within 2-3 weeks of admission. Financial aid package information is emailed to admitted students via their respective AU emails once all information has been received.

Additional Aid Information

Students enrolled in eligible teacher certificate programs are only eligible for federal aid when enrolled half-time (5 credits per semester).

  • Students are considered independent and hence may be eligible for up to $20,500 per borrower based academic year.

  • As a student enrolled in this program, you may be eligible for the Graduate PLUS loan.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at facounselor@american.edu.